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Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi

  • Host organization

    Hachinohe Portal Museum

  • Address

    11-1 Mikamachi, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture 031-0032 Japan

  • Website

Objective This museum strives to generate new local allure by focusing on local resources. It uses its art and communication strengths to serve as a site for the creation of new value across genre lines. It offers diverse functions, including residential facilities, theaters, galleries, crafting studios, and tourism-related exhibitions.
Organization activities In addition to the museum's cultural and artistic projects, such as its artist in residence program, it also creates excitement in the city center, is a crafting center, promotes tourism, and holds exhibitions, workshops, and events. Furthermore, it shares information through its regular publications and website, and loans its facilities to the general public.
Founded in 2011
Background Opened in February 2011. It is intended as an activity hub for revitalizing downtown Hachinohe and its community through cultural activities, tourism and manufacturing.
Location / Environment It is located in the central Hachinohe city. Cultural attranctions neaby include Machiniwa and Hachinohe book Center.
Contact Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi
11-1 Mikka-machi, Hachinohe-shi, Aomori, 031-0032, Japan

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

Open studio (166m2), workshop (with tools). The open studio is also open to the general public, so it is often jointly used (artists and members of the general public considerately coordinate with each other)


-Residences (46㎡)
Each residence has private bathroom and toilet. There is a shared kitchen and laundry room. There is no television. Internet access is available.AQ5

Presentation spaceAvailable

Galleries 1, 2 and 3 (ceiling height 3.3 m, sizes range between 37–65 sq. m.)
○ Theater (141 m2, ceiling height 6.5 m)
* Theaters has sound, lighting projection equipment


3 minutes from Hachinohe Chushingai Terminal (Yokamachi)
Reached by taking a bus for Hachinoheshi Chushingai Homen from JR Hachinohe Station east exit. The bus ride takes approx. 25 minutes.
11-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Line Honhachinohe Station
JR Hachinohe Station is approx. three hours from Tokyo by Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train

Open calls

Currently there is no program available for application.